Conway’s District Teacher of the Year,
Anita Cegers-Coleman, certainly exemplifies this concept.
Anita has called Conway home since beginning her studies at the University of Central Arkansas in 1990. She and husband Bernard have two children: son, Jaylen, 15; and daughter Kaylen, 11. Outside the classroom, Anita has initiated and participated in numerous service projects throughout the years.

Farm-to-table, a concept rising in popularity, is now — literally — growing in several Conway schools.
Sharon Burgess, who works as supervisor for the Conway Public Schools food service program, believed in the idea and was instrumental in securing the means to implement a farm-to-school program by helping the district earn a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant.

Any pizza is good pizza! I like to make a traditional pizza with Marinara sauce instead of pizza sauce. To me, the texture is better. Pre-made pizza crust is quick and easy, and most partially-baked crusts are perfect for a quick dinner.

Conway Public Schools invited Caleb Hunt to be a part of their Back to School faculty and staff assembly on Tuesday, Aug. 9. Caleb led the Pledge of Allegiance and superintendent Dr. Greg Murry spoke about a culture of caring, then shared Caleb’s story of heroism.
Caleb noticed his elderly neighbor, Mrs. Sue Watson, had fallen and was laying in her garage. He ran across the street to check on her and then ran home told his mother. They called 911, and paramedics were able to quickly arrive and transport Mrs. Watson to the hospital and treat her for a broken hip.

When: Nov. 24 at 8:30 a.m. (registration from 7-8 a.m.)
Where: Centennial Valley Country Club Event Center, 1555 Centennial Club Drive, Conway
Registration Website: www.uwcark.org/turkey-trot
Contact: mail@uwcark.org or call 501-327-5087
More information: Start Thanksgiving Day off on the right foot at the United Way of Central Arkansas “Turkey Trot!”

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Parents and kids are encouraged to ditch the car and walk to and from school on Oct. 5.
The City of Conway’s Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Board will sponsor this National Walk to School Day. All elementary schools in Conway participated last year, where more than 300 kids walked to school.
Volunteers will be at the school the morning of the event to hand out goodies to the kids as they arrive.
There are many benefits to walking to school:
• Weight and blood pressure control
• Bone, muscle, and joint health and maintenance

P.E.O. Chapter E recently honored six “Golden Girls,” spanning as many as 63 years of service to the organization.
The international women’s organization, P.E.O., is a philanthropic and educational organization that supports women’s education through scholarships, grants, awards and loans. Originally founded by seven college students at Iowa Wesleyan College in 1869, the international P.E.O. now has a quarter of a million members throughout the United States and Canada, with their headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa.

The Alchemy Songwriting Competition will host its sixth annual showcase on October 29th at The Brick Room in Conway, Ar. The top ten finalists from the competition will be performing their original songs for a live audience and a panel of guest judges including American Idol winner and Conway native, Kris Allen; Nashville based songwriter, Adam Hambrick; New York City music entrepreneur and writer, Brittany Hodak; and songwriter and Dove Award nominated producer, Jonathan Smith.

My family is entering our sixth year of homeschooling this fall, and after all this time the kids and I still get “first-day-back-to-school jitters” as excitement builds in anticipation of beginning our studies for the new year.
As a homeschool family, we don’t have the customary back-to-school experiences of finding names on class rosters, decorating lockers or attending campus open houses; but we do make the first day of class special in ways unique to our school experience.

Each fall, artists and arts organizations from all over Conway join together for the weeklong ArtsFest — a celebration of all things art. This year will mark the 10th anniversary of the festival, themed “ArtsFest X: Conway Marks the Spot” and will be held from Sept. 23-Oct. 1. During the festival more than 100 events will be hosted in more than 20 locations around the city. Most events are family -friendly, with the majority boasting free admission.

Amidst corruption, political backstabbing and a nation reeling to establish itself only a century after its inception, there lies a tale of madness, medicine and murder. United States President James A. Garfield is a genuine rags-to-riches story. He embodies the rise to heroism status that Americans pay billions to watch at the box office.
And yet this Ohio native occupies only a few pages in our history books. His time served in the Oval Office was a mere four months. Perhaps the circumstances surrounding his death carry as much weight as his time in office.

Recent Guy-Perkins graduate Kinsey Watkins was elected as the 2016-17 Arkansas Future Farmers of America State President.
Serving as the third elected president from Faulkner County, Watkins said the position has always been her dream since she became a member.
To be chosen brought so many emotions.